6’4” turkey

    An honest mistake?  I see how that could happen.

    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports a western Pennsylvania hunter claims he was mistaken for a coyote or turkey by another hunter in a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for 31 copper-coated BBs still lodged in his body.

    Nineteen-year-old David Bruzda has sued 35-year-old Roy Schmidt, of Saltsburg, in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court in the May 1 shooting. The Pennsylvania Game Commission cited Schmidt for the shooting, and he pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $567 in fines and court costs.

    Spring turkey hunters are not required to wear orange gear, but Bruzda claims he was anyway and — despite standing 6-foot-4 — must have been mistaken for a turkey or coyote by Schmidt.

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